My husband Glen and I stayed for 8 nights at the Inn at the end of June to celebrate his 50th birthday and treat ourselves to a second honeymoon.
From the moment I made my first enquiry via email I was impressed by the level of customer service. The delightful Sherma answered all my questions promptly (and I asked a lot of questions) and helped me decide on the package that would best suit our needs.
We opted for the all inclusive package because we were in need of total rest and relaxation, which for us means not having to worry about restaurant reservations and endless taxis.
We made a good choice. The standard of food at both the terrace and Reef restaurant were incredibly high and the settings so magical that it would have been a wrench to tear ourselves away for a moment!
On arrival we were offered cold drinks on the restaurant terrace whilst enjoying stunning views of the resort and beach below, I was utterly entranced by the beauty of everything.
Sadly Sherma was away and unable to check us in, but she had left us a wonderful surprise in the form of an upgrade to a deluxe room!
Glen and I have travelled extensively and stayed in some iconic hotels, but this was the most sumptuous room we had ever seen. It combined colonial style with modern day luxury, and if the beach hadn't been so inviting we might have spent the whole holiday in the four poster bed! My favourite part of the room was without doubt the balcony. It was huge and the perfect place to admire the grounds and the gentle curve of the beach.
Following a delicious relaxed breakfast by the waters edge we would retire to a comfortable bed on the beach and contemplate when it would be acceptable to order our first cocktail (it got earlier each day!) and whether or not we should opt for the Pina Colada or the Mojito!
The beach was a quiet oasis, no music blasting here, no children, no locals selling their wares, just the sound of the waves....... bliss!
What sets the Inn head and shoulders above other hotels in the Caribbean is the staff. All were, without exception friendly and helpful, but I would particularly like to thank Misha, Shelley and Neil for making Glens' birthday so special, and Christina for organising a sailing trip on his big day that he will never forget!
The Inn is Italian owned and run, meaning guests get the best of both worlds: the Antiguan hospitality combined with European style and attention to detail. Fabio the general manager seems to have perfected that difficult blend of being seemingly laid back whilst ensuring he has the respect of the staff, who go out of their way to make every guest feel special.
The Inn isn't cheap, but it is great value for money. The eight blissful days passed way too quickly and though I returned home relaxed and invigorated, with a treasure trove of magical memories, it broke my heart to leave. We have vowed to return again because once you have had a glimpse of paradise its hard to settle for anything less.